I came across beautiful photo of model Karlie Kloss. I used it as launching point for a fashion illustration and subject for a portrait drawing. I recently bought myself some metallic pencil crayons and glass bead gel and was looking for an excuse to use them. I added heavy collage elements to remove the photographic reference. When I make a portrait I care less about likeness than making a satisfying piece of art. But it’s nice when it looks like the person.